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daunt

to discourage, intimidate

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dearth

lack, scarcity, insufficiency

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debase

to degrade or lower in quality or stature

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debauch

to corrupt, seduce from virtue or duty; indulge

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debilitate

to weaken, enfeeble

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debunk

to discredit, disprove

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debutante

young woman making debut in high society

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decapitate

to behead

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decathlon

athletic contest with ten events

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deciduous

losing leaves in the fall; short-lived, temporary

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declivity

downward slope

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decorous

proper, tasteful, socially correct

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decorum

proper behavior, etiquette

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decry

to belittle, openly condemn

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deface

to mar the appearance of, vandalize

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defamatory

slanderous, injurious to the reputation

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defendant

person required to answer a legal action or suit

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deferential

respectful and polite in a submissive way

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defile

to dirty, spoil; to disgrace, dishonor

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definitive

clear-cut, explicit or decisive

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deflation

decrease, depreciation

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deform

to disfigure, distort

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deft

skillful, dexterous

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defunct

no longer existing, dead, extinct

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delectable

appetizing, delicious

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delegate (v)

to give powers to another

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deleterious

harmful, destructive, detrimental

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delineation

depiction, representation

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delta

tidal depositat the mouth of a river

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deluge (n)

flood